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A great adventure unfolds for Labasheeda

IT will be all fun and games in Labasheeda on Sunday at 1pm as the new adventure playground is officially opened.

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Garry Cycle charities benefit from €174,000

NOW approaching its 10th year, the Michael Garry Memorial Cycle in Cooraclare has contributed a total of €174,000 to local charities. The 2012 event, held on September 15 last, realised €12,200, which included in excess of €1,100 garnered by the sale of a local calendar, A Day in the Life of Cooraclare.

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From Kilmurry village to The White House

KILMURRY Ibrickane native, Connie Corry has unearthed fascinating information relating to the parish’s connection with Jackie Bouvier, who married Senator John F Kennedy in 1953.

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Busy schedule for Kilrush music festival

THE Kilrush Traditional Music and Set Dancing Festival will start next Wednesday with a seisiún at the Teach Ceoil at 9pm. The following night, the singers’ club takes place in The Haven Arms with guest artist Gerry McNamara, starting from 10pm.

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Loop launch goes wheely well

An avid cyclist, Taoiseach Enda Kenny hopes to wheel up to the starting line and pedal his way around the Loop Head Peninsula for this year’s Loop the Loop charity cycle.

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Funding key to Kilrush sports campus plans

The plans are in place for the proposed sports campus for Kilrush but, standing in the way of bringing the project to fruition, as has been the case for the past couple of years, is funding.

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No sign of third coming of The Rock

CLARE County Council water safety officer, Liam Griffin, told last week’s meeting of Kilrush Town Council that the local authority cannot risk replacing The Rock in Cappa, as it could result in council liability if somebody sustained an injury there.

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As We Met charts Miltown’s traditional music history

BRÍD Talty’s insightful and thought-provoking book, As We Met, trawls through the history of Miltown Malbay from 1880-1980. The recently published book places an emphasis on the history of cultural activists involved in the development of traditional Irish music initiatives down through the years.

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